The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Kansas, Colorado reach agreement on Republican River water usage
    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper agreed that “This settlement provides funds that could be used in the Republican River Basin within Kansas and Colorado and creates additional opportunities for cooperative water management between the States.”
  • Global conference on sustainable beef coming to Ireland
    The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is proud to announce the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef (GCSB) will be held in Kilkenny, Ireland at the Lyrath Estate, October 9-12, 2018.
  • Inventory report: Cattle herd expansion slows
    USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam says, “We are seeing producers  retain fewer heifers for replacement.” And so this brings analysts to believe the U.S. cattle herd expansion has certainly slowed.
  • Four major food companies launch Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
    The four founding member companies have already made broad updates to their portfolios in recent years, collectively and voluntarily advancing issues like sodium reduction, responsible marketing and transparency, and reducing their impact on the planet, including cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Crop progress and pasture conditions
    Reports for South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.
  • Kansas announces Cattle Trace Pilot Program for Disease Traceability
    Cattle Trace is a public-private partnership which will develop and test a purpose-built cattle disease traceability infrastructure in Kansas that will guide discussion and development of traceability on a national scale.
  • BIF selects new board, officer
    Lee Leachman, Fort Collins, Colorado, was introduced as the 2018-19 BIF president during the Friday luncheon. Tommy Clark, Culpeper, Va., is the new vice president.
  • South Dakota ranchers visit with New Yorkers about beef
    The New York Beef Council hosted more than 60 guests over the course of three “Meat Your Beef” tours that spanned the state. These educational tours were made possible through continued support and funding from the South Dakota Beef Industry Council. And one of South Dakota’s cattle ranching families was there to interact and discuss beef along the way.
  • Uncertainty of summer climate outlook
     Emerging drought in the northeast and east central has been relatively local, and has not been widespread. This has been a contrast to excessive wet conditions in the southeast, where flooding is again impacting the area this week.
  • Iowa Carcass Challenge is complete
    This year, 75 steers were entered into the contest from various breeders across the state with several different breed compositions represented. The steers were delivered in November and harvested at the Tyson plant in Dakota City the last week of April.
  • Junior Nationals: When and where
    Numerous cattle breeds will be hosting their Junior National events this summer. Here is a roundup of several of the breeds.
  • The Red Angus Association of America Junior Activities Committee is pleased to name each of the following five Junior Red Angus members as recipients of a $1,000 college scholarship.
  • The tour will include stops at Elston Feedlot, Scott Feedlot and Bear Creek Ranch.
  • Justin Moore to headline Prime Time Gala
    Tickets for the concert go on sale to the public this Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:00AM at the KELOLAND Box Office, online at, and all Ticketmaster locations. Ticket prices range from $29.50 to $69.50 for the concert only.
  • Iowa’s Best Burger is at Café Beaudelaire in Ames
    The restaurant is located in the heart of Iowa State University’s campus-town and serves food with a Latin flavor to Ames’ temporary student population and permanent residents.
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